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Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (BLP) | United Kingdom | 3 Jan 2017

Key employment law developments: subject access requests; gig economy; trade unions

Our blog outlines the five key employment law developments over the last month. These include a further decision on employment status in the


Epstein Becker Green | USA | 10 Aug 2016

Things to Come at the NLRB: The General Counsel’s Plans

On March 26, the General Counsel (“GC”) of the NLRB signaled that he will be asking the Board to overturn or modify many precedents that negatively


Wedlake Bell | United Kingdom | 29 Oct 2011

New Law: Major changes to unfair dismissal law and tribunal claims on the horizon

At the beginning of this month, George Osbourne announced two major changes to employment law.


Fisher Phillips | USA | 1 Aug 2011

Planning for reorganizations and RIFs

Historically, the healthcare industry has not experienced layoffs of the magnitude seen by manufacturing and other sectors during the recent economic downturn.


Stikeman Elliott LLP | Canada | 6 Jan 2011

Parents of young children asked to relocate must be accommodated to the point of undue hardship, says Canadian Human Rights Tribunal

The Canadian Human Rights Tribunal (CHRT) recently found that the Canadian National Railway (CNR) discriminated against three employees by failing to accommodate their family situation.


Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd | USA | 18 Feb 2009

Managing the risks of implementing cost savings in a challenging economy

With the national and international economies experiencing a downturn, companies are reacting.


Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz PC | USA | 21 Jan 2009

Possible RIF pitfalls for employers

Economic conditions have led many employers to consider reductions in workforce (RIF).


BDB Pitmans LLP | United Kingdom | 25 Jul 2008

Court of Appeal judgment on unions’ liability for discrimination to their members

In Allen v GMB the Court of Appeal has held that the GMB indirectly discriminated against some 4,000 of its female members by agreeing a deal to resolve past and future claims which disadvantaged them disproportionately.


Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP | USA | 11 Dec 2007

NLRB issues decision to eliminate protection for “salts” who lack genuine interest in employment

A divided National Labor Relations Board (NLRB or Board), issued its Toering Electric Co. decision, on September 29, 2007, clarifying a new legal standard for determining whether an applicant for employment is entitled to statutory protection against hiring discrimination.


Duane Morris LLP | USA | 8 Nov 2007

Less protection for "salts" applying for jobs at non-union facilities: NLRB shifts employer's heavy burden to general counsel

In Toering Electric Co., 2007 NLRB LEXIS 413 (September 29, 2007), the National Labor Relations Board (the "Board") addressed two important issues: (1) the extent to which an applicant for employment enjoys the same protection against discriminatory hiring that is afforded to employees; and (2) the burden of proving that an applicant, who has allegedly experienced discrimination in hiring, meets the definition of "employee" that is protected under the National Labor Relations Act ("NLRA").

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